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Columbia introduces 'heat magnet'
textile to the outdoors market

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olumbia Sportswear has launched its new Omni-Heatâ„¢
Black Dot technology, described as " the outdoor industry's
first external thermal shield built to protect from the cold " in
a company press release. The new textile features thousands of
multilayered black dots that act as a " heat magnet, " capturing solar
heat and trapping warmth. Combined with the brand's Omni-Heat 3D
thermal-reflective lining, the new collection of men's and women's
jackets is Columbia's most advanced solution for cold temperatures.
Each multilayered dot is made of aluminum and covered with a
black coating to enhance heat absorption from scattered or direct

sunlight. Extensive laboratory and field
testing showed that the jacket heats up
quickly and holds that heat longer than
jackets without the technology.
" To maximize a shell fabric's heat
retention, we looked closely at lowemissivity windows that rely on a thin
layer of metal on the glass, " said
Haskell Beckham, PhD, Columbia's
senior director of apparel innovation.
" We'd never seen insulation placed
on the outer layer of a jacket before,
and we've been extremely impressed
with the heat absorption and retention
performance throughout our testing
in the laboratory and in frigid climates
around the world. " For more, visit
www.columbia.com.

Columbia Sportswear's new Omni-Heat
Black Dot technology features thousands of
multilayered black dots that capture solar heat
and trap warmth. Photos: Columbia Sportswear.

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